Thursday, 23 November, 2017

George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Actor in 1981

Not Released George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Actor in 1981
Theodore Harris | 13 November, 2017, 01:35

Star Trek actor George Takei has denied a former model's claim that he was groped by the celebrity more than 35 years ago.

"Friends, I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. [Brunton]. But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful", Takei wrote.

"The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now".

The allegations against Takei come as the 80-year-old actor and gay-rights activist is about to begin an Australian lecture tour, starting with an appearance at Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday, when he will be interviewed on stage by Benjamin Law. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr Brunton, and I can not say I do.

The accusations come hot on the heels of claims by a former male model that Star Trek veteran George Takei, who played Sulu in the iconic show and subsequent movies, pulled down his trousers and groped him in 1981.

"We have the drink and he asks if I would like another", Brunton said to THR. The following is upsetting to read, but important to pay attention to, if you are able.

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On Saturday morning, Takei posted a series of statements on Twitter in which he denied knowing Brunton and said he was "shocked and bewildered" by the allegation.

"This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it", he said.

"I thought I was going to pass out".

Brunton's claim followed an avalanche of sexual assault and harassment allegations against prominent men in the worlds of entertainment, politics, media and sports.

He recalled, as he sat on the giant yellow beanbag chair in the Takei apartment and when he gained consciousness, the next thing he remembered was, 'he had my trousers down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time'. "And I said, 'No". They exchanged numbers, he said, speaking by telephone from time to time, when Takei invited Brunton to dinner, the theatre and back to his condo for drinks soon after Brunton had broken up with a boyfriend. "I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair", said Brunton, who added that he believes he passed out for a few minutes. The fact that "I did not get it", he said, "makes me reassess every relationship I have ever thought was playful and mutual".

"I was just shocked". You're in no condition to drive.' I said, 'I don't care I want to go'. According to THR, Brunton's story was corroborated by four of his friends who recalled Brunton telling them about the incident.

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